Join OnTrac for the 3rd Annual Corporate Relay For Life Event

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 4:33:27 PM

OnTrac is announcing their partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the third year in a row. Since 2016, OnTrac has teamed up with ACS to host a Relay For Life event at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona. Within the past two years, this event has raised over $10,000 in donations that help fund cancer research, education, prevention efforts as well as free information and services for cancer patients. OnTrac is excited to join ACS in their mission to “save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.” The event is taking place on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at 2501 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 and is open to the community.

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The OnTrac Relay For Life event starts at 10am with a leading lap celebration for cancer survivors and caretakers. The walking path is the exterior of the Continuum Business Park and is approximately one mile long. A picnic style lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs will be served for each participant. Expect a day filled with camaraderie along with celebrating survivors and honoring loved ones lost.

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“We are so thankful for OnTrac and their corporate citizenship for joining the mission of the American Cancer Society,” says American Cancer Society Executive Director Ashley DeGooyer. “Their support and generosity goes beyond the ACS organization. It also touches those who are currently battling cancer, may face a diagnosis in the future and those who may avoid a diagnosis thanks to education, prevention, and early detection.” 

As a team, OnTrac is hoping to pass the amount of miles that were walked in previous years, which were 356 miles in 2017 and 377 miles in 2016. Based on the amount of miles or laps walked, OnTrac will make a donation to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to help OnTrac surpass their goal by joining in the walk or by making a monetary donation, please email OnTrac Public Relations Manager Katrina Fox at kfox@ontrac.com.

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Topics: Charity, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, OnTrac Relay For Life, Give Back

OnTrac Surpasses Goal with 9,192 Can Donation to St. Vincent de Paul

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 9:14:27 AM

 

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OnTrac surpassed their company goal of donating 5,000 cans of food to the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade. The Valley’s biggest canned food drive supports St. Vincent de Paul in their efforts to feed hungry families this holiday season across the greater Phoenix area. In addition to the canned food donation from OnTrac, the logistics company also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff, which is equivalent to 15,000 cans of food. In total, OnTrac donated 24,192 cans of food.

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In time for Thanksgiving, 102.5 KNIX announced on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 that the goal of collecting one million cans was reached. A grand total of 2,376,063 cans were donated and will fill St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries. From there, the cans will be placed into food boxes and delivered to hungry families throughout the Valley.

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“All of us at St. Vincent de Paul are so blessed to have partners like OnTrac that allow us to help so many people in our community, especially during the holiday season,” says Shannon Clancy, associate executive director and chief philanthropy officer from St. Vincent de Paul. “Each dollar and can of food donated not only provides hungry families with the food they need, but also lets them know that they are not alone in their moment of need. We are grateful to our friends at OnTrac who demonstrate the kindness, love and generosity of this community that cares. Thank you, OnTrac, for all that you make possible for those in need all year long.”

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Topics: Million Can Crusade, Charity, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Canned Food Drive, 102.5 KNIX

OnTrac Delivering Hope for Relay for Life 2016

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 11:40:14 AM

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OnTrac held their first ever Relay for Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. You may have read about the event in a previous post on our blog.

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Throughout the remainder of the year, several OnTrac facilities hosted local Relay for Life events in their states. Read on to discover the details on how each group delivered hope to a worthy cause.

APRIL 2016:

During the month of April, many OnTrac employees were busy Delivering Hope at local Relay for Life events.

  • The Superhero’s Squad consisted of OnTrac employees from our Los Angeles facility and the team walked at the Relay for Life of USC on April 2nd.
  • The Omaha office walked as team Delivering Hope on April 8th.
  • The Commerce facility walked 50 miles total as a team on April 9th. A spirit stick was created with pictures of cancer survivors and memories of loved ones affected by the disease, which won Best Spirit Stick at the Relay for Life of Commerce.
  • Team OnTrac Delivering Hope from our San Diego facility raised $425 in fundraising for the Relay for Life of Pt. Loma Ocean Beach event on April 9th. They held a bake sale prior to the event and sold Make & Take Succulent Planters at the event.
  • Finishing off the month of April, our team in Sacramento attended the Relay for Life of Natomas event, which took place on April 23rd. Twenty five attendees from their team walked a total of 86 miles and raised $100 in fundraising.

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MAY 2016:

  • Our Seattle team kicked off the month of May at the Relay for Life of Seattle University event on Saturday, May 7th. The team walked a total of 30 laps together.

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JUNE 2016:

  • The Relay for Life of Ontario took place on June 11th at Westwind Park. The Ontario team surpassed their fundraising goal and raised $1,048. Also, they won the award for the “Most Spirited Team.” The 12-hour event was filled with face painting, raffles, and contests.
  • The Denver facility participated in the Relay for Life of Stapleton on June 24th. This was the first Relay for Life event held in Stapleton. This smaller and more intimate Relay for Life event was held for five hours at the North Green Park. Our Denver team raised almost $300.00!

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JULY 2016:

  • The Salt Lake City facility participated in Relay for Life of Davis County on July 29th. This event was held from 5pm until midnight. By the end of the Relay, it had turned into a fun team water fight! Our Salt Lake City team held a BBQ with proceeds going to the Relay for Life.

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OnTrac is honored to support this important cause that makes a true difference in the lives of our employees and customers alike. We believe in our community and know that one day there will be a cure for cancer. Delivering hope conquers all.

Topics: community involvement, cancer awareness, OnTrac, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, OnTrac Relay For Life, Employees, volunteer

Guest Blog Post: Yoga for Hope

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 10:34:55 AM

Today’s blog post is written by OnTrac guest blogger Corporate Account Manager Nina Hegyi. Nina joins us to share her story about Yoga for Hope, which took place Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. OnTrac participated this year with a donation to the City of Hope. To read about past Yoga for Hope events, please click here for 2015, and here and here for 2014.


It fills me with both elation and amazement that August 13th was my sixth Anniversary participating in Yoga for Hope and supporting the wonderful work that is done at the City of Hope.

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My passion for finding a cure for cancer and supporting the efforts of treatment comes from losing my mother to leukemia when I was young. The seed of volunteering was planted by my father. Shortly after we lost her, my father got my brothers and I involved in volunteering to empower us. It has now become a legacy to both my parents. It also fills my heart with joy that my son, Derek, shares this passion and that the legacy my father started is continuing with him. Unfortunately, I am not alone. There are still way too many children who have grown up without their moms, dads, and loved ones because they lost their battle to cancer. My personal battle continues.

As long as there is a cause that will help to cure cancer you can count on me to help. I’m happy beyond words that my OnTrac family has also been there with me supporting this battle. It started about 17 years ago when OnTrac, known as California Overnight back then, embraced what I was doing in San Diego with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Daffodil Days. For three consecutive years during the month of March, so many people at OnTrac were donating their time to deliver daffodils, which freed up the good people at ACS in order for them to generate more donations, and generate donations we did. I was honored by the ACS in San Diego for what I started. During their introduction, they said that our help generated over $500,000 statewide.

20160813_103054_resized.jpgI was asked to join the Women's Council for the City of Hope in San Diego 10 years ago. In addition, I was also part of the group who started Yoga for Hope six years ago. Now, Yoga for Hope is a major fundraiser for the City of Hope and has grown to include three other cities. I, along with many others, look forward to the day there is a cure. With the work being done at the City of Hope that day is hopefully coming soon. However, we are not there yet. That is why once again, and following in the five years prior, I was part of Yoga for Hope San Diego. My OnTrac family was there to count on for support once again so that the City of Hope can continue to conduct more research, provide more treatments and encourage more people to go from hopeless to hopeful. To ensure the success of all the wonderful work done by the City of Hope, you can still donate here.

The one lesson I have learned from volunteering is that you don't have to be a big donor to make a difference. Small donations add up to make many differences. Those differences add up to many new treatments and advancements to finding a cure so that children don't have to know what it is like to grow up without a Mom. Until that day comes, the legacy to my parents will continue and I know that my OnTrac family will be right there to help!

Topics: city of hope, San Diego, Yoga for Hope, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Guest Blogger

OnTrac Employees Walk 377 Miles to Raise Awareness and Money for a Cure

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

OnTrac_Relay_For_Life.jpegOnTrac held their first ever Relay For Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The premier regional parcel carrier celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary on the 25th with an event to raise awareness for cancer prevention. During the five-hour event, 181 registered participants walked a total of 377 miles around the exterior of the building.

acspc-030232.jpgOnTrac teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host a Relay For Life event for OnTrac corporate employees. Teams were organized based on departments located at the company headquarters. At least one individual at any given time from each team was required to walk laps around the exterior of the building between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm. The Official Sponsor of Birthdays, ACS, joined OnTrac to celebrate their 25th anniversary along with informing OnTrac employees how they help those who are battling cancer, what they are doing to find a cure and provided information on cancer prevention. OnTrac employees will participate in thirty seven other Relay For Life events throughout the OnTrac service region during the year.

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“I am proud to work for a company that puts such a strong emphasis on a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” says OnTrac Customer Care Representative and Breast Cancer Survivor Bridgette Perea. “Bringing awareness to the disease is half the battle.”

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Please follow this link to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society: relayforlife.org/ontracaz

Topics: Charity, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, 25th Anniversary, OnTrac Relay For Life

OnTrac Celebrates 25 Years of Service with the American Cancer Society

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM
OnTrac is celebrating their silver anniversary this month. The company started with a service area of one state delivering eleven packages on the first night to being the largest regional package delivery company in the United States. It has been exactly twenty-five years since the dock doors first opened and packages were first delivered in California. The overnight service was added in 1991 to an already established messenger service, which created California Overnight. A lot of change has occurred since then, including an expanded service area from one state to a total of eight, which led to a name change in 2008 from California Overnight to OnTrac. Other features that have molded OnTrac to be a top choice as an express shipping alternative is the USPS Package Consolidation Service called DirectPost, which OnTrac was the first regional carrier to offer this service. Among other benefits like being a SmartWay Transport Partner, a USPS Workshare Partner and partnerships with over thirty different multi-carrier software providers.25th-logo-01.jpg

OnTrac President Rob Humphrey said, “It is with a great sense of pride that OnTrac has grown to providing overnight delivery services to over 60 million consumers in the eight western states.”

This month we are commemorating this milestone by joining efforts with the American Cancer Society to find a cure. On February 25th, 2016, OnTrac is hosting a Relay For Life event at their headquarters. This will allow corporate employees to bring awareness to the cause by walking laps around the OnTrac building and raise funds through their personal fundraising pages. Following this event, each OnTrac facility will have the opportunity to join a local Relay For Life walk that is hosted by an American Cancer Society Community Manager. In addition to employee involvement at each event, OnTrac is making a donation to the American Cancer Society to further their research in finding a cure.

“It warms my heart that OnTrac elected to celebrate their birthday with the Official Sponsor of Birthdays by raising awareness and fighting back against the disease,” said American Cancer Society Senior Market Manager Sarah Boerner. “We’re very excited to launch the OnTrac Relay For Life event and to welcome OnTrac employees at local Relay For Life events within the greater OnTrac service area.”

Please follow this link to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society: relayforlife.org/ontracaz

Topics: OnTrac Delivering Hope, American Cancer Society, 25th Anniversary, OnTrac Relay For Life

OnTrac “Delivering Hope” to Toys For Tots on Behalf of J. De Sigio Construction, Inc.

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

On_Trac_-_15.jpgOnTrac randomly selected a winner for the Delivering Hope sweepstakes. The sweepstakes was created to allow businesses the opportunity to give back to their charity of choice and spread awareness to each organization during the season of giving. J. De Sigio Construction, Inc. entered the sweepstakes to nominate the U.S .Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. As the winner of the sweepstakes, Toys for Tots will receive a prize from OnTrac of a $1,000 donation on behalf of J. De Sigio Construction, Inc.

On_Trac_-_09.jpgDuring the months of October, November and December, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new and unwrapped toys in order to distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. As described on the Toys for Tots website, the goal of the program “is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” Campaign Coordinators plan and implement voluntary events throughout the year to increase awareness in Toys for Tots, such as golf tournaments, foot races and bicycle races. Toys for Tots accepts toy donations and monetary donations through their website, toysfortots.org.

On_Trac_-_26.jpgEric Pivaroff nominated Toys for Tots on behalf of J. De Sigio Construction, Inc., which provides quality water and sewer pipeline installation in Baldwin Park, California and surrounding areas. Pivaroff nominated this program with a message saying, “The USMC works very hard with local social services groups to help these children have a Christmas and operate on less than 3% overheads.” The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity that provides the fundraising, funding and support for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program since 1991. To donate online or to donate a new, unwrapped toy at your local Toys For Tots drop-off, please visit toysfortots.org.

On_Trac_-_40.jpgThe Delivering Hope contest ran for four weeks and received twenty-six total nominations. To learn about the other charities that were nominated, please visit the OnTrac blog, blog.ontrac.com.

Photography by Katelin Wallace Photography.

Topics: Toys for Tots, Shipping Services, Social Media Contest, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, J. De Sigio Construction, Inc.

More Great Charities Nominated in our Delivering Hope Sweepstakes

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 4:54:04 PM

Our Delivering Hope Sweepstakes has officially ended and we wanted to highlight a few more of the wonderful charities that have been nominated in order to raise awareness and hope.  We are very honored to receive great support and participation from so many organizations.  In the end, one charity will be randomly chosen to win the $1,000 donation on behalf of the company who nominated them.

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A few more charities that have been nominated include:

  • Creative Arts Charter School
  • Relay for Life
  • United Way
  • The G3Foundation

Creative_Arts_Charter_School.jpgThe Creative Arts Charter School was nominated by SF Mercantile. The mission of the Creative Arts Charter School is to provide Kindergarten to 8th-grade students of San Francisco with an innovative, high-quality education that focuses on an arts-integrated, hands-on curriculum, with the overall goal of giving our students a lifetime appreciation of learning and the development of their unique talents and abilities. For more information or to support this cause, click here.

J&J Ortho lab nominated Relay For life to deliver hope to. At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year. To learn more about the cause or to donate click here

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PCL Construction Services, Inc. nominated United Way to help out this holiday season. United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Find out more information about the cause on their website

G3_Foundation.pngG3SoilWorks nominated The G3Foundation- The Source of Sustainability to deliver hope to. This is a foundation that offers free consulting. They provide means to sustainable solutions by building wells in developing nations, providing education both locally and globally, and is completely non-profit. To learn more about the cause visit their Facebook page

Topics: Contests, Delivering Hope, Shipping Services, OnTrac Delivering Hope

OnTrac Supports 8th Annual Million Can Crusade

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 11:35:12 AM

OnTrac joined KNIX Radio and St. Vincent de Paul in their fight against hunger. 2015 marks the fifth year that OnTrac has supported the Million Can Crusade by organizing a canned food drive at the OnTrac corporate office during the month of November.  In addition, OnTrac donated $1,500 to the cause at the KNIX Kickoff party on November 2, 2015. The donation is equivalent to 15,000 cans and helps bridge the gap to collect a total of one million cans. The OnTrac corporate office set a goal to collect 3,000 cans of food and surpassed the goal by 2,017, for a total of over 5,000 cans. In total with the monetary donation, OnTrac donated 20,017 cans to Million Can Crusade this year.

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KNIX Radio has hosted the million can crusade during the month of November since 2008. #hungersucks is the theme of the campaign in their eighth year. Ben and Matt In The Morning of KNIX Radio sold apparel with the slogan and one hundred percent of the proceeds went towards their goal to collect one million cans. In addition, tickets were sold to a special concert at Whiskey Row in Scottsdale featuring David Nail on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Five dollars of each ticket sold went towards the goal as well. For more information, please visit their website, knixcountry.com/pages/million-can-crusade.

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Morning show co-host Matt McAllister said, “During this time of the year, I feel so fortunate to help out in this way. It’s such a blessing to be able to do this for a living.”

“It’s a community effort,” said Ben Campbell, morning show co-host. “Every year it’s gotten a little bit bigger. I never imagined that the first year we’d hit the goal of one million cans or that this year we’d be over two million cans.”

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Additional to the canned food drive at OnTrac, there were multiple locations throughout the valley during the month where KNIX Radio collected cans from the community. In total, the Million Can Crusade collected 2,653,348 cans and will benefit more than 80 parish-based food pantries in the community to help feed hungry families this holiday season.

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For more information on the Million Can Crusade, or to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, visit stvincentdepaul.net.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, Charity, Shipping Services, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Canned Food Drive

Delivering Hope Charity Nominations

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 3:26:07 PM

OnTrac’s Delivering Hope sweepstakes is in full swing and we’ve received many entries from businesses nominating their favorite charities. The sweepstakes opened November 6th and runs until December 3rd, at 5PM MT. We encourage all businesses to enter and share the sweepstakes with their communities. Once the sweepstakes comes to a close, one charity will be chosen at random to win the grand prize of a $1,000 donation from OnTrac on behalf of the company that nominated the cause. It’s a great way to give back this season and celebrate the holidays by donating to organizations that are making a difference, and could really benefit from the donation.  

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To spread awareness, we have highlighted a few of the outstanding charities that have been nominated in our sweepstakes. If you’re looking for a charity to support, we’ve included information for how to get involved and where to donate. Some of the charities nominated in the Delivering Hope promotion are:

One of the nominated charities includes The Red Cross. The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides education, disaster relief and aid in emergencies during times of need. It prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Learn more about the cause here.  

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Nicole from Pyxl has nominated Lost Our Home Pet Foundation. This organization is a no-kill animal shelter that takes in animals left behind from unfortunate circumstances such as foreclosures and the economic downfall. Not only does this foundation help the animals find a forever home but it also aids pet owners during hard times through their programs such as pet food banks and a temporary care program in order to keep their pets. Visit their site here for more information. 

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The Valley of Flowers Half Century Club has been nominated in our sweepstakes. The non-profit was established in 1976, and its mission has been to promote the welfare of senior citizens age 50+ and the local community. Check out their Facebook page here to find out more about their mission. 

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Kimberly from Skinapeel Beauty nominated The Pearce Family Foundation. The foundation exists to provide needed financial assistance, mobilize resources and engage the community to support families with a child facing a chronic or life-threatening illness. Visit their website here to learn more. 

Lastly, the Wounded Warrior Project has been nominated in our sweepstakes. It stands to honor and empower wounded warriors. The project helps injured service people with the aid of programs and services to meet their needs. Find out more information on their website here

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recognize a great charity. Enter here today! 

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Social Media, Social Media Contest, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation